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Metaphors for Marianne - March 25, 2023

my sister-in-law arrives

carrying her luggage

loaded with paper and plastic bags

and heads to the casita

and I suddenly think

of all the metaphors that fit her

like homemade sourdough

crusty soft and warm

or that mountain hike to a waterfall

that never disappoints

or a good novel

you don’t want to end

she’s always at the very least

a well-timed forecast

that incense in the air

after a long rain


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